Sun, 24 June 2007
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SHOW NOTES Published June 24, 2007
NOTE: Though I mentioned in this week's podcast that the new website is up and running, there have been some problems with coordinating it with itunes. So in order to get this podcast to you in itunes, I've delayed the launch of the website. Thanks for your patience. I highly recommend that you subscribe to the newsletter as this is the email list I will use to listeners if it turns out that I must move my podcast feed.
Saw the movie "Waitress" this week. Nothing to do with genealogy, but boy it was one terrific movie and I can't recommend it enough. If nothing else, seeing Andy Griffith again in a movie was worth the price of admission. But it's also a great story done in a really fresh way.
GEM: A Few Gems From The Great White North - Canadian Research
The song O Canada courtesy of the University of California, Santa Barabara
The Library & Archives Canada
GEM: Searching with Synonyms in Google Place a tilde (~) character directly in front of the relevant keyword in the search box. For example, a search for "burket ~genealogy" would not only bring up sites that include 'burket and genealogy," but also "burket and family history," or "burket and family tree"
Coming Soon: The Comprehensive Guide to Season One of the Genealogy Gems Podcast - the First Twenty Episodes. So don't worry about extensive notetaking while you listen to the podcast. Hopefully by September you will have everything at your fingertips in this new book which will be available through the Genealogy Gems Podcast website Store page.
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Sun, 17 June 2007
SHOW NOTES Published June 17, 2007
GEM: Genealogy Play Day!
SONG: Ev'rything's funny to me performed by Sallie Stembler.
Ragtime Music courtesy of Frederick Hodges Music Visit his website at Frederickhodges.com Songs are from the album: Picnics.
Song: I think I hear a woodpecker knocking at my family tree performed by Edward M. Favor. Issue by Edison Standard Record, 1910
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Sun, 10 June 2007
SHOW NOTES - Published June 10, 2007
GEM I Love to iGoogle & You Will Too!
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:26pm EDT
Sun, 3 June 2007
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Ancestry.com U.S. Military Collection Free through D-DAY JUNE 6, 2007
The collection because it contains the 267 issues motion picture newsreels called The United News produced by the U.S. Office of War Information during World War II.
GEM: A New View On Family History - Exploring Silent Movies
The people who performed in the silent movies were viewed intently by your ancestors. They took in their hairstyles, decorating, morality, etc.This podcast includes an interview with Sam Gill, Archivist of the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum, and retired archivist for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences in Hollywood.
Sources for Silent Movies Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum (& Edison Theater) 37417 Niles Blvd, Niles, CA
Netlfix: They have an INCREDIBLE catalog of hard to find silent films. (as well as all their other movies & TV shows totaling over 75,000 titiles) Mailing is very fast, and convenient (they provide postage paid envelopes & no driving!) The low cost per rental makes it a hard to beat - $4.99 a month gets you 2 movies (just $2.50 each). And for $9.99 you can get an unlimited number of movies (one at a time). If you watch 2 a week that's just $1.25 each! I've become a huge Netflix fan - I LOVE it!
(By using this link you contribute toward the cost of producing this podcast. Thank you!) Type "silent" in the search box.
Recommendations To Get You Started:
Mary Pickford in Daddy Long Legs, Through the Back Door, and Suds; Clara Bow in "It" & Wings. Harold Lloyd in Safety Last & Grandma's Boy. Douglas Fairbanks in The Nut, Mark of Zorro & The Mollycoddle. Lois Weber (Director) The Blot (mentioned by Sam Gill. Available on Netflix & through Amazon)
Turner Classic Movies (TCM)
Amazon - Silent Movie Search:Select DVD in the SEARCH area Click GO
EBAY My Grandma's Diary Entry for Friday, Nov. 2, 1930
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